Parliament, 1st Session
Edited Hansard • Number 022
Friday, May 12, 2006
Questions on the Order Paper
Mr. Tom Lukiwski (Parliamentary Secretary to the Leader of the Government in the House of Commons and Minister for Democratic Reform, CPC): Mr. Speaker, the following questions will be answered today: Nos. 6, 7 and 8.
Question No. 6--
Day (Minister of Public Safety, CPC):
a) Nationally consistent standards for reporting authorizations to carry, ATC, issued and the centralized system to record the information were introduced for September 2004. ATCs have been issued as indicated in the following table between September 1, 2004, and April 20, 2006:
Authorizations to Carry, ATC, issued – September 1, 2004 to April 20, 2006
A third category of ATCs are issued for “protection of self or others”. We cannot release data on this category since the disclosure of this information could reasonably be expected to threaten the safety of individuals.
b) The types of firearms authorized through ATCs include
restricted and prohibited classes; however, specific firearm descriptions
are not available.